2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:574.6.1 - Compliance credits; parole

§574.6.1. Compliance credits; parole

            A.(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, every offender on parole for an offense other than a crime of violence as defined by R.S. 14:2(B) or a sex offense as defined by R.S. 15:541 shall earn a diminution of parole term, to be known as "earned compliance credits", by good behavior on parole. The amount of diminution of parole term allowed under this Section shall be at the rate of thirty days for every full calendar month on parole.

            (2) A defendant who as a condition of his release on parole is required to enter and complete a reentry court program established pursuant to R.S. 13:5401 is not eligible to receive earned compliance credits pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

            B.(1) If the probation and parole officer has reasonable cause to believe that an offender on parole has not been compliant with the conditions of his parole in a given calendar month, he may rescind thirty days of earned compliance credits as an administrative sanction under R.S. 15:574.7. Credits may be rescinded only for a month in which the offender is found not to be in compliance.

            (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the provisions of R.S. 15:574.7(B)(1)(c) requiring consent of the parolee shall not apply to the rescinding of earned compliance credits as an administrative sanction under R.S. 15:574.7.

            C. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall develop written policies and procedures for the implementation of earned compliance credits for offenders on parole supervision provided by the provisions of this Section. The policies and procedures shall include but not be limited to written guidelines regarding the process to rescind earned compliance credits and the placement of these credits in the administrative sanctions grids. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall also collect data on the implementation of earned compliance credits, including the names of offenders that earned credits, how many credits are applied to each offender, and reductions to supervision periods at the time of discharge.

            D. When the offender's total parole term is satisfied through a combination of time served on parole and earned compliance credits, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall order the discharge of the offender from parole.

            Acts 2017, No. 280, §3, eff. Nov. 1, 2017; Acts 2018, No. 508, §2; Acts 2018, No. 668, §3.

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